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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 38,019.0 12.7% 38,019.0 0.0 38,019 38,019 1 2.70%
Death Knight
Unholy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Balance 179,980.5 60.1% 185,159.3 37,716.8 140,416 240,260 4 10.81%
Druid
Feral Cat 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 238,892.0 79.7% 217,106.7 49,626.2 148,437 263,991 3 8.11%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 202,299.0 67.5% 202,299.0 26,266.0 176,033 228,565 2 5.41%
Mage
Arcane 299,642.0 100.0% 299,642.0 0.0 299,642 299,642 1 2.70%
Mage
Fire 31,097.0 10.4% 31,097.0 0.0 31,097 31,097 1 2.70%
Mage
Frost 121,602.0 40.6% 156,549.0 89,951.2 68,094 279,951 3 8.11%
Paladin
Retribution 180,797.0 60.3% 182,339.0 57,392.9 112,831 253,389 3 8.11%
Priest
Shadow 221,414.0 73.9% 185,450.3 54,668.9 108,198 226,739 3 8.11%
Rogue
Assassination 133,468.0 44.5% 130,575.3 6,310.9 121,817 136,441 3 8.11%
Rogue
Combat 251,291.0 83.9% 235,524.7 64,092.6 150,341 304,942 3 8.11%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 122,288.5 40.8% 122,288.5 71,576.5 50,712 193,865 2 5.41%
Shaman
Enhancement 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Affliction 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 248,653.0 83.0% 187,546.7 89,188.6 61,435 252,552 3 8.11%
Warrior
Arms 179,739.0 60.0% 179,739.0 41,619.0 138,120 221,358 2 5.41%
Warrior
Fury 30,537.0 10.2% 30,537.0 0.0 30,537 30,537 1 2.70%
Monk
Windwalker 217,045.0 72.4% 217,045.0 13,326.0 203,719 230,371 2 5.41%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 61,603.0 100.0% 53,957.3 15,431.3 32,433 67,836 3 33.33%
Paladin
Holy 40,437.5 65.6% 40,437.5 15,970.5 24,467 56,408 2 22.22%
Priest
Discipline 17,326.0 28.1% 17,326.0 0.0 17,326 17,326 1 11.11%
Priest
Holy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Restoration 30,104.0 48.9% 30,104.0 0.0 30,104 30,104 1 11.11%
Monk
Mistweaver 28,054.5 45.5% 28,054.5 13,860.5 14,194 41,915 2 22.22%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 98,321.5 100.0% 97,626.5 3,814.8 92,030 101,833 4 80.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Protection 22,300.0 22.7% 22,300.0 0.0 22,300 22,300 1 20.00%
Warrior
Protection 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Monk
Brewmaster 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%


What Is This?

At the most basic level, the DPS Bot attempts to determine and display how various World of Warcraft classes and specs compare against each other. It does this by crunching data from World of Logs.

There are a few things to be aware of above all else:

What is Spec Score?

Spec Score is the best measure I've been able to come up with to compare specs across all fights of a given tier. The goal has been to minimize the effect a "gimmick" fight has on the overall rankings and generally normalize fights to have a common ground of comparison.

In a nutshell, each spec is scored on a curve for each fight. For each individual boss, the spec with the top DPS on a fight gets a score of 100 and then all other specs are scored according to that top spec. The average across all fights for a given spec is the Spec Score for the current tier.

As usual, this score is not the end-all, be-all measure of anything. It's merely an interesting collection of data trying to compress a whole lot of data into a single comparable value. Don't ever forget that each spec has its strengths and weaknesses and may be needed for any number of reasons. While raw numbers are absolutely an important facet of raiding, there are often other variables that are far more important.

All of that said, I think Spec Score is a far better indicator of relative spec power than a simple aggregation of DPS values from all fights. Those values are still available but I hope and pray that you understand that they have their own variety of problems and caveats.

A more detailed description and example will be posted on the Raidbots Blog.

The Rest

More details of the methodology used can be found on the DPS Bot Docs page.

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